German Linguist's Visit

Ms. Frauke van der Werff, an expert in the teaching of German as a foreign language, has just concluded a week's visit to Malta.  Ms. van der Werff is based at the Goethe Institute in Milan.  She monitors the teaching of German in Italy on behalf of the Goethe Institute.

During her visit, which was co-ordinated by the Faculty of Arts, she conducted three short intensive seminars for B.A. and B.Ed. students of German.  She also met teachers of German during a half-day session which was held at the German-Maltese Circle in Valletta.

Ms. van der Werff taught German in schools, at the Universities of Montpellier and Genoa, and at the Goethe Institutes of Genoa, Athens, Palermo and Milan.  She is the author of several German text books and she is co-author of Prima!, a series of text books used for the teaching of German in Italian schools.  Within the Italian Government's 'Progetto Lingue 2000', she acts as a consultant to the Italian education authorities for the teaching of German.